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February 2020

***FREE*** ECE Developing and Using ISBE Compliant Child Portfolios in Preschool Settings

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

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Trauma Responsive Practices: Learning, Leading and Connection

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

You have to Maslow before you can Bloom. Learn how to better connect with your students who have experienced trauma and stress to better support them and create learning environments that strengthen their growth and achievement. Join Stanley Leone, author of “No Place Like Hope,” and Bhavna Sharma, superintendent of Diamond Lake School District, to synthesize information about trauma, apply research concepts about how trauma affects the brain and learning, and trauma’s connection to student learning engagement. Online Registration PDF…

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Leading with Justice for All: Are You Prepared? LGBTQ Sensitivity, Bias, and Response

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Mission statements often state that we value all learners, meeting their individual academic and social-emotional needs to make them life-long learners. We view students through our personal lens that often can unintentionally be filtered by bias. This is often the case when we encounter students who we have difficulty relating too because their story and identity is not what we are familiar with or can relate to. This Academy will offer the opportunity for you to reflect upon leading with…

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This Event is FULL ***FREE*** Five Key Practices for Every Teacher that Works with English Learners

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

The focus of this online academy will be on planning and implementing four research-based effective classroom practices for English Learners (Els). This course will focus on: • Increasing knowledge about using big ideas to plan instruction and academic vocabulary building; • Implementing prior knowledge activities and effective student interaction; and • Promoting collaboration among ESL, bilingual, and general education teachers

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March 2020

Standards-Based Assessment & Reporting

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Participants will learn how to implement standards-based grading and learning and leave with ready-made resources for in-house professional development. Topics covered will include how to deconstruct standards and develop common language; communication to stakeholders; assessment design; and monitoring student progress. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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***FREE*** ECE The Foundation of MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) in Early Learning Environments

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

This academy will help provide guidance on ways to effectively create an evidenced-based Multi-Tiered System of Supports to promote successful academic and behavioral outcomes for young children in any learning environment. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Family Engagement and Student Attendance: Meaningful, Ongoing Involvement in School

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Learn to assess parent engagement and analyze student attendance. Specifically, this academy will help administrators identify school-wide initiatives to boost student attendance, decrease truancy and increase parent involvement. Strategies will be given that help administrators work more closely with stakeholders to create partnerships and increase engagement between parents/guardians, community members, teacher, students and administrators. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Effective Financial & Strategic Communications Among CSBOs, Supts & Admin Team

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Participants will be able to identify various administrative perspectives and backgrounds that need to be communicated while developing operational and financial goals and plans for the school district; assess issues related to fiscal and operational challenges; synthesize common goals and build consensus around goals and objectives; and analyze and implement appropriate methods to share principles and issues related to fiscal and operational concerns. This academy is put on in partnership with the Illinois Association of School Business Officials.

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Technology Integration in Your Classrooms

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Are your teachers using technology to redefine student learning or simply substituting paper and pencil with expensive devices? This workshop will help you understand the four levels of technology integration and the part that technological skills play in a 21st Century teacher’s instructional toolkit. It will also provide you with tools for evaluating your teacher’s current practices, help you understand how technology fits into a teacher’s continuous improvement process, and help guide your school on an effective path toward differentiated…

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Women in Leadership: Learning, Leading, Living! *NEW for 2019-20*

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Join us for an inspiring, motivating and important academy to learn about Women in Leadership: Learning, Leading and Living! There is a disproportionate number of female leaders vs. female teachers. This is a topic that is relevant to all educators- how do we grow and support our female leaders? Leave the academy with tangible and practical ways to build your PLN, support others in the field and gain a greater sense of work-life blend. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Before the Crisis: An Introduction to Student Safety Assessment and Management

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Illinois state law (105 ILCS 128/45 Sec. 45) now requires every school to have a threat assessment team established and threat assessment procedures developed and implemented. This workshop will provide an overview of the new legal requirements as well as provide you with training that is considered “best practice” by the U.S. Dept. of Ed. and the U.S. Secret Service. Participants will be able to assess the severity of threats, analyze the safety of students and staff, and develop a…

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The Principal: Building a Staff, Establishing a Climate, Leading Achievement

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

This academy provides fundamental leadership skills, thoughts, and concepts. Designed to introduce the most important concepts that make a school official effective and appreciated. The focus is on building a strong climate that leads to greater achievement. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Reducing Conflict and Working With Difficult Employees and Parents in Schools

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

This session will demonstrate strategies and resources that are currently used to reduce organizational conflict and make working with difficult and resistant people easier. Examples of research results, assessment tools and management strategies will be provided to participants. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Leading with Justice for All: Are You Prepared? LGBTQ Sensitivity, Bias, and Response

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Mission statements often state that we value all learners, meeting their individual academic and social-emotional needs to make them life-long learners. We view students through our personal lens that often can unintentionally be filtered by bias. This is often the case when we encounter students who we have difficulty relating too because their story and identity is not what we are familiar with or can relate to. This Academy will offer the opportunity for you to reflect upon leading with…

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Building Leadership Capacity Through Teacher Leaders

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Learn how schools have expanded teachers’ roles and responsibilities and instituted rewards and recognition programs to give teacher leaders new and increased importance in improving classroom instruction and student achievement. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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